Presumptuous vs Imprudent - What's the difference?

presumptuous | imprudent |


As adjectives the difference between presumptuous and imprudent

is that presumptuous is going beyond what is right, proper, or appropriate because of an excess of self-confidence or arrogance while imprudent is not prudent; wanting in prudence or discretion; indiscreet; injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper.

presumptuous

English

Alternative forms

* (archaic)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Going beyond what is right, proper, or appropriate because of an excess of self-confidence or arrogance.
  • Synonyms

    * (going beyond what is proper) overconfident, foolhardy, rash, presuming, forward, arrogant, insolent, conceited

    imprudent

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not prudent; wanting in prudence or discretion; indiscreet; injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper.
  • * 1711 , , The Life and Acts of Matthew Parker , volume 1.
  • Here Her Majesty took a great dislike at the imprudent behavior of many of the Ministers and Readers.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1853 , author=Mary Elizabeth Braddon , title=Phantom Fortune , chapter=3 citation , passage=‘It was a most 'imprudent thing to go up Helvellyn in such weather,’ said Fräulein Müller, shaking her head gloomily as she ate her fish.}}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1864 , author=Jules Verne , title=Journey to the Interior of the Earth , chapter=3 citation , passage=My uncle, falling back into his absorbing contemplations, had already forgotten my imprudent' words. I merely say ' imprudent , for the great mind of so learned a man of course had no place for love affairs, and happily the grand business of the document gained me the victory.}}

    Synonyms

    * indiscreet, injudicious, incautious, ill-advised, unwise, heedless, careless, rash, negligent